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> Eli Hurvitz, who led Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ($TEVA) through a period of aggressive expansion until his retirement last year, died at the age of 79 in Israel. News

> Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' newly acquired unit Cephalon has sued Impax Laboratories for patent infringement related to its pain drug Fentora. Story

> India's new drug pricing policy will cost drugmakers about $286 million, a study by pharma market researchers at AWACS has found. News

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